(512) 663-0004, (979) 567-4500 info@payne-llc.com
Phillip C. Payne

Phillip C. Payne

Owner | RPLS

Registered Professional Land Surveyor for the State of Texas, Certificate No. 6064

Mr. Payne has 24 years of experience in land surveying and specializes in municipal work, surveying for universities, topographic surveying for engineering design, oil & gas surveying, and boundary surveying. Mr. Payne has completed projects for Texas State University, the City of San Marcos, the City of Seguin, the City of Caldwell, the Town of Pecos City, Burleson County, Hays County, Martindale Water Supply Corporation and numerous Oil & Gas Operating Companies. He was an adjunct professor for Texas State University and served the construction and land surveying industries through educating future professionals for the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Engineering Technology. He is responsible for contractual matters and high-level surveying consultation.


BS Geography from Texas State University

Carston Buehler

Carston Buehler

Office Manager | Drone Pilot


Mr. Buehler manages the back office side of Payne Industries, LLC, and handles HR, AR, AP, and Equipment Management. He also is a certified Drone Pilot and flies Payne Industries top of the line LiDAR drone.

Loren Brownell

Loren Brownell


Professional Land Surveyor for the States of Texas, Washington, North Dakota and Oklahoma

Mr. Brownell has 15 years of experience in the survey profession. He has worked in several states including Texas, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota and Iowa. He has had substantial experience with boundary and construction surveying.


Associates of Applied Science in Land Surveying & Mapping Technology from Lone Star College

Bachelor of Elective Studies in Land Surveying/Mapping Science St. Cloud State University
(May, 2020)


About Our Firm

Payne Industries has been servicing the land survey and mapping needs of Texas for nearly a decade. Founded in 2012, our firm is a turn-key organization that can handle your projects from start to finish. This is the result of being intentionally modeled to scale with whatever project you need. Our crews are cross-trained to perform multiple tasks in many surveying disciplines. Each field member can individually perform all work-related functions assigned to their position as well as each those that reports to them. This means that no matter what your job is calling for, Payne Industries can create and collapse additional crews as needed to ensure the job is done accurately, timely, and in a professional manner.

3 Primary Values

Deliver Quality Work – Payne Industries is known throughout Texas for Quality. It is one of the founding principles of our business.

Entrust & Cultivate Our Team Members – We value our team members and work hard to cultivate their growth and expertese. This pledge to build our employees translates into a greater dedication and commitment on their part to performing work that often meets or excells our client’s exacting expectations.

Maintain Financial Stability – Our conservative growth strategy ensures that we will a viable company producing superior product and attracting top talent for years to come.

Commitment to Quality

You rely on your surveys and maps to be precise and accurate. At Payne Industries, we agree – which is why QUALITY is the key to everything we do. All of our field crews are cross-trained and properly equipped with the latest equipment – including a Robotic Total Station, Base, and Rover GPS set ups, Digital Levels, and the Latest Data Collection Technology. This means that regardless of the type of surveying project you have, we have the trained professionals and equipment to give you the quality results that you deserve.

The right people paired with the right equipment allows us to be more productive and precise than our competition.

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

San Marcos Office

302 W. Hopkins St., Suite 1A
San Marcos, Texas 78666

TBPELS Firm Registration Number 10194453

Contact Us

(512) 663-0004
(979) 567-4500
(432) 448-6115